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Evacuation was great success. Do you agree or disagree? To be able to come to my own conclusion on this question I will be studying all the sources and coming to a conclusion after I have studied the sources. All children were evacuated to safer places called reception areas. Whereas source C suggest that it wasn't, it says people had no idea where they were going. The source comes from an interview with a teacher in 1988. This source cannot be fully trusted because it is only her memories and is only one viewpoint. Some sources suggest that evacuation was well organised when evacuee's got there. For example, in a source in a textbook, a 5-year-old evacuee described his experience; he says that he enjoyed himself, and enjoyed his 2 - 3 years in Wales, and that the host wanted to adopt him. Another example of where evavuation was a success was from a rich host who says that her 6 male evacuees's made the war bearable and enjoyable. ...read more.


She travelled to Wales and was separated from her older Brothers and Sisters. A member of my class asked 'How do you feel about evacuation?' Edna paused a moment and replied "I have mixed feels...evacuation saved lives, I mean a bomb actually dropped on my house so if I stayed...but the bad point for me was growing up in Wales where I grew up thinking my name was 'the little English girl' and was beaten my second guardians, for wetting the bed, but I was young." were of a poor standard. Source G is an extract from a novel. The reliability of this source is questionable as the facts could have been exaggerated for the sake of the novel. It is not an eyewitness account. It is written for children so the harsher and perhaps more truthful details may have been omitted. Source G shows evacuation tobe a partial failure. Source H is a piece of propaganda encouraging more people to become host families for children being evacuated. ...read more.


After arrival at the billeting centre the organised process disintergrated. Children were almost 'auctioned off' as volenters came in to pick which children they wanted. This made the children very self-conscious and afraid in case no one wanted them. It was a case of luck as to what kind of family the children were put with. There was no arrangements to match up suitable foster parents for the evacuated children. Some children who had been living in the slum of a big city suddenly found themsel ... ... re of a low class, and would have probably been living in inner city slums, which might not of had a toilet. The account in Source F on the other hand is quite different because I would imagine the person telling the account is from a middle or upper class person, who was actually evacuated. Very would have lived in a "better" home and would have been more "civilised". Another reason that the they are very different is because Source E is supporting the general view of evacuees walst Source F is stating that he is feed up with hearing the general view of evacuees, and that it ... ...read more.

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